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Hurricane Monument

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Address: Mile Marker 81.6, Islamorada, FL 33036
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monument to the hundreds who died in the Great Labor Day Hurricane of 1935.

monument to the hundreds who died in the Great Labor Day Hurricane of 1935.

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Remembering Nature's power

This memorial is easy to visit, alongside the main highway. Stop to read the history. Remains of drowned citizens from a direct hurricane hit are interred here. Locals like to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
JamieRoss
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Naples, Florida USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Many of us have no idea about the power of a hurricane, so when you find this monument take a moment and think about the power of the 1935 Labor Day hurricane that caused the deaths of 500 people. It actually took almost 50 people from one family. Much like the 7 Mile Bridge is a testament to the will... More 

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Naples, Florida USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This memorial is easy to visit, alongside the main highway. Stop to read the history. Remains of drowned citizens from a direct hurricane hit are interred here. Locals like to remark that the bending palm trees on the monument bow in respect toward the ocean, and not to the original direction of destructive winds when the hurricane made landfall.

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Thank JamieRoss
Roebuck, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Don't miss this, heard about it, read about it, and finally found it on our way out...really nice dedication.

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Thank Lanfords
Boynton Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing short jump out of the car gives you a brief history of the '35 hurricane and the mpower of nature

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Thank 713sispa
Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gray stone and plain monument, not much to look at, but a powerful testament to those that perished in the hurricanes. Overlooked by most tourists, but worth seeing.

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Thank Phoenix33
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted to visit here as I am a geography teacher and as such interested in extreme weather. It is such an emotional monument when you take the time to read and absorb the information that whether you have a geographical interest or otherwise you should stop!

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Thank stepmac
Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This always an interesting read. Very sad that it had to happen... People should leave when told to... Unnecessary. RIP to all that tried to help and lost their lives. 300 people were cremated and put into the large stone as a resting place😢

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Thank Irene D
New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you appreciate history--when driving through Islamorada, be sure to stop at the Hurricane Monument. The Monument features a beautiful, grand stone carving. In addition, we all learned about the massive hurricane of Labor Day in 1935 that took so many lives. Worth your stop and time.

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Thank AliFloridaGirl
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

I am glad we stopped to read about a part of history that impacted so many. Very small monument, so you do not need to stay long.

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Thank Kimberly R
Tarpon Springs, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

The monument was very informative and w loved hanging out to see the history up close don't be there for long though it gets boring

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